Consultant (Fisheries Blue Economy Concept Note and Guideline Formulation)

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About WorldFish

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

Position Objective

The consultancy service is expected to fulfill the objective of formulating a brief Concept Note and a comprehensive Guideline highlighting the research and investment opportunities on Fisheries Blue Economy in Bangladesh. The main purpose of this assignment is to achieve some Blue Economy related tasks under Intermediate Result-1 (IR1) related to Policy Support components of USAID’s ECOFISH II Activity. The specific tasks of the consultancy services would be the formulation of Concept Note and a comprehensive Guideline, including potential areas, Action Plans, and challenges to enhance Fisheries Blue Economy in Bangladesh. The concept note and guideline will be developed to support Blue Economy initiatives of DoF and will also be submitted to WorldFish and USAID to explore future potentials, challenges, and opportunities in this sector.


  • Review the current status and information on Fisheries Blue Economy (FBE), identifying the information gaps in alignment with GoB priorities, and existing initiatives.
  • Address the information gaps, wherever possible through field trip and stakeholder consultations or targeted sampling following Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods.
  • Select potential specific areas for research and investment opportunities to enhance Fisheries Blue Economy (FBE).
  • Conduct stakeholders’ analysis, emphasizing their contributions in Fisheries Blue Economy (FBE)
  • Formulate short-term, medium-term and long-term Action Plans for each of the potential areas, including possible activities/interventions, resource necessary, timelines and required partnerships.
  • Produce a concept note and comprehensive Guideline on enhancing Fisheries Blue Economy (FBE) in Bangladesh focusing on the identified potential areas and Action Plans with possible challenges and ways to overcome it.
  • Present the concept note and guideline in a regional and a national level stakeholders’ consultation workshop and incorporate the feedback to finalize the outputs.
  • Follow the general WorldFish norms, guidelines and practices and any other obligations to be shared by HR of WorldFish.


  • Submission of a concept note and a comprehensive guideline on Fisheries Blue Economy enhancement in Bangladesh (soft copy in Word & PDF versions), including source of information, methods, outputs, recommendations, and challenges.


This consultancy opportunity is open for National Consultant with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree from an accredited university in the relevant fields is required for the consultancy service, but PhD in the relevant field could be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years working experiences in the relevant areas of fisheries.
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals in the relevant areas would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated good report writing skills would be required.
  • Having VAT registration number is mandatory.

Location and Duration

The successful consultant will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh with some field visits on part-time basis. The selection of consultant will be based on the relevant qualification and experience and the most competitive proposal. The interviews are expected to be held in April 2024 and only shortlisted consultant will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful consultant should be available to commence the consultancy contract for a maximum of 20 working days tentatively from 01 May 2024 till 31 July 2024.

How to Apply

Interested consultants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 01 April 2024:

  • Letter of interest of why you are an ideal consultant and what you can deliver; including your daily rate in BDT;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should be professional referees (clients) which you have consulted for;
  • Samples of work (must specify if you are solely responsible for producing or editing each of the materials).

The screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected consultant candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. Our Leadership Team is 50/50 in terms of its gender split and 60% of our management cadre are women.

We continue to seek diversity and gender balance across other dimensions and we support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and men from developing nations to apply.


Dhaka, Bangladesh
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